From the Editor
In Her Shoes
Walking a mile in the shoes of Donna Moffly is exhausting (business meetings, managing staff, social functions, developing, assigning and editing stories …). Being asked to fill those shoes is downright daunting. For twenty years, Donna has thrown her heart, soul and boundless energy into the pages of this magazine. What you hold in your hands is her creation. She has earned the respect of the community and her staff; moreover, she has earned their admiration. So when Donna decided it was time to concentrate on her role as editorial director of Moffly Publications and I was tapped to become the editor of Greenwich Magazine, I momentarily considered turning on my heel and making a run for it.
But what an opportunity I would have missed. This is the town where I spent my childhood — shopping the Avenue, swimming at Tod’s Point, skating at Dorothy Hamill rink, hitting tennis balls with Ivan Lendl on the new Greenwich Academy tennis courts — the list of memories goes on and on. And all these years later, I was being asked to head up the magazine that celebrates the place where these memories were made, a town that is truly unique and special. Of course, there’s the unparalleled beauty, celebrity residents and palatial estates that make Greenwich world famous, but I’m talking about the character of our slice of Fairfield County’s Gold Coast. Not the least of which is the passion and commitment of its residents to live life to the fullest while bettering the lives of others. These pages represent just that, in its many forms — elegant, eclectic, sophisticated, whimsical and charitable. This was the challenge of a lifetime, and the excitement quickly set in.
Big shoes to fill? You bet. And we’re off to a good start. In this issue you’ll notice a few additions. If you flip to the back page, you’ll see the latest incarnation of “Postscript,” an essay that will touch on some facet of life — big, small or in between — worth reflecting upon. And while the “From the Founders” department is new, the faces are certainly familiar. Here, every month Donna and Jack will sound off separately about hot topics and interesting issues or, as Donna does this month, give you a behind-the-scenes lookat the goings on here at the magazine.
There is no place like Greenwich and no people like those who live here. And I look forward to getting to know even more of you in the coming months. Please feel free to drop me a line with any thoughts or suggestions. Here’s to many wonderful things to come in ’08 and, of course, to a perfect fit.